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reduces. that's undercutting that what's good for the market is not good for the global economy. readings and salutations we begin today hawk watchers with a little good news and some very bad news miles and cries let's start with the good news according to the international organization for migration or i.o.m. over six hundred thousand displaced syrians have returned hold in the first seven months of twenty seventeen that is probably one of the first real bits of positive news to come out of the very war torn country in a long long time the six hundred thousand is actually comparable to the total number of returning refugees for all of twenty sixteen which is around six hundred
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eighty thousand according to the i.o.m. findings indicate that the vast majority of the people ninety three percent returning had been displaced within syria seven percent of people returned from turkey lebanon jordan and iraq twenty seven percent of those returning their home stated they did so to protect their assets or properties another twenty five percent cited an improved economic situation where their roots were originally from almost seventy percent of the refugees are returning home to the war torn city of aleppo which as we know was retaken by government forces back in december now now let's turn to the very bad news things are getting even worse for the people in yemen not only as the number of airstrikes in the impoverished country over five thousand now surpassed all of last year's combined in just the first six months just the first six months of. twenty seventeen but now the world health organization is reporting that the cholera outbreak in yemen has reached epidemic proportions with five hundred thousand now afflicted the smiles the cries the good
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the bad the news of the world is never just simple when the more is it which is why we continue watching the hawks. as. you know that i got. welcome everyone watching the. social and it's interesting the dynamics between syria and yemen both countries that we in one way in one fashion or another that the united states has the board arms into whether it be missiles or small arms or whatever it may be but i think you will starting with the good news it is nice to
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see that some of the you know syrians are coming home and going back to the cities of they were originally displaced from yeah i think you have to credit the stabilization of aleppo obviously once the syrian army got you know got hold of the city and was able to secure it. cleanly with support from russia not only from the u.s. but really that they created the ground for this return and that's not to say that everybody is you know necessarily stabilized there are still some rebel rockets coming in but for the most part it seems that aleppo has been secured it's that stabilize and that's what you know we've always discussed on this show is the idea of look you cannot destabilize a country and expect things to get better i mean you can't basically just destabilize and say well we're going to get rid of assad there with the work itself out now it's probably going to make things much worse and you know there's still six million. syrians this placed in a totally inside of syria not to count how many millions have actually had to leave the country completely so this is just one step forward you say hopefully and it's
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a big step it you know the reasons the people are giving behind their return as i mentioned earlier you know twenty seven percent that they want to go back and protect their assets and property now they feel that they actually have the ability to do so twenty five percent said it was because of the economic situation it actually gotten better where they are originally were from fourteen percent of the economic situations where they ran into is worse so they're having to go back. so she'll cultural issues such as you know tribal links political filiation as other things were preventing immigration into the area where they where they traveled to an eleven percent said that it was an improvement in security situation so you kind of see it's when you put those numbers together it's kind of split you know a little bit of like ok it's still bad where we went through and it's still bad where we came from but at least you're seeing you know people return to their homes and i think that like you're saying about stability that to me is the most important thing because no matter what you want to see happen in syria whether you
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want to see the removal of assad or you you want to see you know isis you know squash whatever it is you need some form of stability in order to do that you know and that the bottom line is the only people really need to focus on right now are the refugees coming out about country and trying to give them some kind of quality of life i think yeah absolutely and that's the point in unfortunately the other bad news obviously that there's there there have been more people displaced in the early part of this year in a thousand people were displaced. and obviously it's because the civil war is ongoing but this seems to be an indication that actually things are starting to stabilize things are coming back to normal and so hopefully of those you know it had the eighteen thousand who were displaced or this year most of these people have now come back to aleppo and that's just the first wave of what will stabilize for syria if. things proceed and we have not been supporting the syrian army any more so not support it. so that sort of seems to be good news. you know
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the other moving over to yemen the whole tragically i mean you know. our incredible what's going on there the. saudi strikes which are then obviously provided by. forces there when you do. you know supplying arms there u.k. supplying arms i mean the numbers are. pretty incredible yeah you're looking at basically a mission over five thousand this year that was more than three thousand plus almost four thousand really last year the entire year so over five thousand this year you probably get closer to ten thousand by the end of the year the country is complete devastated i mean it's clear that there is really i mean there's it's a microcosm of basically could say the regional clash between saudi arabia and iran how much iran is supporting the i mean it's up to debate obviously they're going to support them because they're shia but as far as the amount of arms and whatnot the point is that this is this is not going to end this is an intractable situation
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there's no hope i don't see coming in the near future of saying the saudis going to back down the got one hundred billion dollars the u.s. a new arms deals right more to come in the future it doesn't look like it's when you're looking at things like there you have the cholera outbreak you know basically all the infrastructure the country is destroyed the interesting thing that comes to mind is the entire idea is they want to re-install the former president. the sitting president who really isn't what they want to see going to rule over for lack of a better phrase i mean if you destroy a country just to put in the old guard. of the country unless it becomes a somalia situation. operating in the south in certain parts and you have just various warlords in the northern mountains i mean. basically the country at this point is low. like somalia i think in the ninety's and again somalia is to this point really hasn't stabilized for the most part people get on the people find ways of you know funding of of living but obviously you have
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a cholera outbreak that's scary because that can lead to who knows how many even half a million already can be two million dead and plus where does it go from there to remember it's a disease so you know diseases spread so i mean you've got half a million people of color there is somebody start leaving them suddenly you have color and other parts of the region spring up as well so you know it's definitely you know syria and yemen are not going away anytime soon and we're definitely going after stay on their stories but little good news little you can see what happens next. this summer the united states congress passed that countering america's adversaries through sanctions against north korea iran and iraq i mean russia had almost unanimous vote which then trump signed into action but for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and that reaction may just and the carefully constructed nuclear deal hammered out in two thousand and fifteen between the united states and iran syria is in miami with more. iranian president hassan rouhani issued a direct threat to the trumpet ministration warning his country is capable of
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restarting its nuclear program within hours speaking to lawmakers during a parliamentary session the iranian leader said washington's ongoing threat of more sanctions could force tehran to abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers president rouhani said once restarted iran's nuclear program could quickly be brought to a much more advanced level than it was back in two thousand and fifteen when the country agreed to cap uranium enrichment levels in return for the lifting of international sanctions the trump administration recently slapped unilateral sanctions against iran for its missile programs and a legit human rights abuses president rouhani says america's new leader is undermining the monumental international agreement reached. in twenty fifteen but i'm not gonna judge the dalai lama a statesman should know that the failed experience of sanctions encourage and brought their previous administrations to the negotiating table and if they want to
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go back to that experience definitely in a short time not weeks or months but in a matter of hours and days we will return to our previous situation much stronger. rouhani also said tehran remains loyal to its commitments under the nuclear deal however the latest remarks from iran's president are likely to ratchet up tensions with the trump administration the white house recently accused iran of violating a u.n. resolution which prohibits the country from undertaking activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons including launches using such technology now iran denies breaching the resolution insisting its missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons marina portnoy r.t. . you know these sanctions really they strike me as very interesting because if i remember the iran deal that obama put together the democrats were like sheering in
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applauding like hey we found a peaceful solution to this issue of nuclear weapons while the republicans were screaming tom cotton's of the world were and all of them were screaming that they were making a deal with the devil when like all of that but now it seems that like both republicans and democrats in their fervor to get russia north korea and i guess lumber around in there as well have basically backed the run away from the deal or potentially could about to run away from the deal that the democrats were applauding or that you know well it leg of. the game of politics right through is the actual motivation how much the democrats really you know sell to really support it i mean there's obviously the argument that the apac in the israel lobby probably doesn't support the iran deal on the whole. at this point and look at the iranians are. really violated anything i mean they have theirs that is far as monitors are concerned the iranians are not by that in any part of the deal simply lumping them into this category again it's goes back to the axis of evil
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speech where i was like well we've got to find a third that's through the iranians and with north korea and iraq and iran if you're saying why do you keep throwing us in the studio. we want to we want to be working with you guys you want to have cooperation with the west and you keep isolating us and it just makes things more extreme there but what's interesting is we're talking earlier told me earlier about kind of the economic motivation behind a lot of the. round of sanctions that we're seeing as well there's a lot of factors i mean first of all you have to factor in mention. israel as a factor but certainly it's also the saudis the saudis are obviously one of our biggest oil producers in the world if the iranians sanctions lifted you have about a million barrels of oil coming out of iran that it's about fifty billion dollars for them for a year and so i think the oil factor is one thing to look at they also have across the. you have to say she is really targeting europe because right now europe is getting their oil obviously from russia but with ukraine being very volatile as it
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is and this has been an issue about the pipelines who's going to build pipelines from ukraine directly russia basically is to do this north stream to the germans want to do with russia to build a direct pipeline to get russian gas into germany because one of the major banks involved in that well they're getting hammered by sanctions all these that sanctions violations hundreds of million dollars that could go up to even fourteen billion dollars worth of sanctions violations with this new round the french banks have also been hammered by for sanctions violations you know because they're using u.s. dollars and their transactions so that on the whole basically you're looking at a game where oil and natural gas are very much. in factors for you know european economies but then you also have their banks that are trying to do these deals. whether it's with russia or with iran i mean france is also the automobile company renault just signed a new almost almost a billion dollar deal with iran and for
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a new automobile so that they're trying to basically have peaceful economies economic relations with iran and russia and they're the ones being hammered the hardest by the senate and the thing you have to remember is that is that good economics of the world runs on money good economics is what creates peace if everyone's trading with each other that's less of an inclination to go to war with each other less of an inclination for things to get out of hand really quickly makes it hard to be all right as we go to break we're going to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are too dot com coming up sean stone presents highlights of his thought provoking interview with author and lecturer edward black about how the creation of nations in the middle east by the british empire and others outside of the region influence world politics today stay to watch.
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oh i'm going on right now. dear lord rothschild i have much pleasure in conveying to. on behalf of his majesty's government the following declaration of sympathy with jewish zionist aspirations his majesty's government view with favor the establishment in palestine
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of a national home for the jewish people it being clearly understood that nothing shall prejudice the civil liberties just rights of existing non jewish communities in palestine such as the language and a short note written by the british foreign secretary arthur ball for to baron well to rothschild sign of the british rothschild family and a leading zionist this declaration was written one hundred years ago and most are credited as directly leading to the creation of israel as a nation in one thousand nine hundred eight the trouble with the ball for declaration though is that it's written on behalf of the british empire to one of their most prominent bankers financing that empire in the midst of a world war for control access to colonies and resources from africa to the middle east in asia and the promise of a jewish national home was being offered from someone else's land the ottoman empire then ruling over the christian muslim and jewish arabs living in palestine to discuss the meaning implications of the balfour declaration and its legacy i recently sat down with edwin black author of the transfer agreement war against the weak i.b.m.
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in the holocaust and many more classic works the balfour declaration makes clear that all groups dead even though national rights are being given to the jews to return to their ancient homeland everyone will be treated equally and everyone will have civil rights and this was an absolute. revolution for the world and for the middle east and that's why the balfour declaration and its text was done adopted by the sand remote convention which was the foundation of the. international law that established along with the league of nations and the mandate for palestine all of these various states i'm sure that you know sean and you know that i know that these maps were all. made by people who controlled the oil companies and so it was a british petroleum and to a large extent standard oil and told tal which decided to create arab
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states in syria lebanon and ultimately jordan was invented by winston churchill in one nine hundred twenty with a memo. you know really interesting because what do you know i don't think a lot of people pay enough attention to how you know this chain of of them starting with the creation. of the redrawing of the middle east has now led to so much of the conflict and strife we see today sure and you know it's interesting because you can have the most noble reasons for redrawing these maps but then at the same time you're it sounds like you have the you know the other hand looking at the most economically greedy interest for you know you know. you kind of see that playing out like ok guys we need to give israel a nation we need a place for these people oppressed through you know most of their history a place where they can be safe but at the same time while we're doing that we can we can carve out this area over here we can do this over here and that's the point
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obviously was the mentions the oil interest was very big but it was all it was an imperial interest and you know partly you could say anti-semitism was behind it because the british didn't except a lot of jews they were saying let's push you guys to a homeland but the imperial interest is interesting because alfred milne there was actually the real author of the balfour declaration he's there mentioned he was basically the heir of cicero rhodes roundtable which was basically like the build the birth groups of that era and rhodes had made his fortune in south africa and diamond mines and gold mines financed by the. other of the child they sent a letter to and of course rhodes had this idea of maintaining the british empire and part of it is the holy land of you know what it becomes to israel no it's also interesting though when you get into like the disintegration of the middle east and you talked with him about that as well absolutely so try to take it to the present day and how what we're looking at to me is very much ok we have the maps of the. the mapmakers of that era the twenty's but now here we are we're seeing you know syria is being broken up iraq is has been broken up in many ways you know libya sudan it's been splintered somalia all this fracturing yemen so i was trying to get
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basically his response as to what is really at heart of the disintegration of these artificially constructed nations take away. that's actually the question of the of the day. this is the question that the vicious and murderous group known as isis was asking what they were trying to do with erase this lines and restore the. arab national enterprise that had begun under fives all remember. fi's all who was declared king of iraq. and who declared five the king of iraq the king of england declared king of rec if you could see from this picture of sand of san remo there's five little standing there with lawrence of arabia. right next to him above his right shoulder so if you look at this agreement made between size all in one nine hundred
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nineteen in a lot. with. invites in the first president of the zionist organization and you can see a graphic of that and you'll see that. it was witnessed by lawrence of arabia the agreement was that the arabs would have their national state and the jews would have their national state they all was not just on his own as a put up he was the elected president of the second syrian democratic congress but he said if we don't get what we want then you don't get what you want well the the the french the syrian national state which was established in march one thousand nine hundred twenty was. rejected by france so france rejected the deal made to have peaceful coexistence between the arabs and the jews
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in the middle east but tween the degenerates jews and the jews who had settled there after they had been. expelled. really incredible it's like all these little decisions and then boom they build up they build up in the you know this bad decision at the time maybe right does it but clearly a bad decision you know it's incredible seeing like this chain of events lead up till today in the end i think at the end of the day when you know when you travel the middle east and you and you know if the issue that i think most people in middle east would have with israel is simply the feeling that it's a european. entity except it's a european created state with mostly european populated jews who came to live there and there's a resentment that you did this without our permission basically did this is part of the imperial phase of empire building of empires basically deciding on behalf of you know what syria and iraq and you know arabia basically the british put the saudis on the on the throne there so there's all this there's resentment obviously
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that goes against europe for the colonial era that continues to its present day. but what we really have to get through is peace because i think anybody no one wants to see this kind of strife that we're seeing today no one want to hopefully see it no one want to suit them and ultimately we do want to see peace between israel and palestine we do want to see peace between all these countries there you asked them about this well certainly because we discussed yesterday for example roger waters and others have called for b.d.s. right the best and sanctions against israel i mean i want to go as far as calling it a part of apartheid state as bad as what south africa was but obviously israel find itself surrounded in a bind because it's surrounded by neighbors like gaza which which is verse virtually an oversized ghetto the west bank with a very stifled economy and so if you have neighbors like this how can you ultimately have peaceful conditions in your country and that's my final question for him. the best way really for to bring peace to the middle east. is remove the moneybags. take the cash out if gutter can
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remove its fun and the rand could remove its funding for hamas if the united states can stop giving a quarter to a half a billion dollars a year. to the palestinian authority. and of which approximately a half of all foreign aid goes to pay terrorists salaries if you let these people just live together and work together you will see peace emerge but what is the biggest export of the palestinian territories the biggest export is terror it terrorism the need for foreign aid and the and the unrest created by this horrible status quo people should be left alone or remember the third largest political party in in israel with eleven percent of the vote necessary to quite a bit of the country going on is the arab party created by a coalition of. arab parties that there are two hundred thousand arabs both muslim
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and christian who are working every day in as israeli citizens driving buses coding computers working in hospitals working in factories their engineers their everything some thirty thousand palestinians are crossing the line every day to work in those same to work in those same jobs nothing will bring peace. into the middle east by letting people get on with their peaceful relationships but when israel and its and and post nine hundred sixty four palestinians are constantly in the throes of an in an international roulette game being played by the e.u. by the united states by russia by the oil kingdoms it's impossible for peace to come to the. surface but if left alone if left alone i
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believe with this much hate and venom and bloodshed that we have seen the israelis and the arabs including the arabs debt renamed themselves palestinians in one nine hundred sixty four can extend the circle of coexistence. basically just get the hands you know get the arms get the money you know get all of that out of the fire get other people's hands on the fire and let them figure out a way to peace and maybe we'll get there a little bit sooner essentially. i think that's really what it boils down to and obviously yeah there's a lot of sense to be made in that regard i mean it's very brutal conditions obviously if you're living in the west bank it's hard to see how they could have a you know export economy you know and with that with the way it is but i do you know i do believe that they are being used that wielded by these external powers who want to create tension for economic purposes and other factors. are. well the
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